Zen Heart: Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness and Compassion

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There’s a secret to spiritual practice, and it’s surprisingly simple: learn to be present with attention. Do that, and the whole world becomes your teacher, you wake up to the sacredness of every aspect of existence, and compassion for others arises without even thinking about it. In Zen Heart, Bayda provides a wealth of practical advice for making difficult experiences a valued part of the path and for making mindfulness a daily habit.

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Overview

There’s a secret to spiritual practice, and it’s surprisingly simple: learn to be present with attention. Do that, and the whole world becomes your teacher, you wake up to the sacredness of every aspect of existence, and compassion for others arises without even thinking about it. In Zen Heart, Bayda provides a wealth of practical advice for making difficult experiences a valued part of the path and for making mindfulness a daily habit.

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“Bayda writes with exceptional clarity and simplicity about the awakened life. His style is as plain spoken as Pema Chödrön’s.”—Publishers Weekly

“This book is like a personal retreat. I’d like to read it once a year. It has the best of the Zen spirit—not indulging but experiencing every ounce of life, good and bad. You will have to read closely, because the lessons are more difficult than they appear. At the same time it is a beautifully simple reflection on what it means to be, rather than to try to be. I’m certain of its wisdom because it is not there to be grasped and celebrated. The wisdom is all in the spaces, the pauses, and the wonderment.”—Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and A Life at Work

“A clear and comprehensive guide to life transformation. Readers will find down-to-earth advice and effective practices for going beyond basic fears and conditioning to live a more awakened and openhearted life.”—Dennis Genpo Merzel, Roshi, author of Big Mind, Big Heart: Finding Your Way

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This is a lovely book for advanced students of Buddhism. It won't do much for beginners, however, because it's simply too interior. Those who haven't had exposure to the strange quarries that the mind in meditation may chase may well find Zen teacher Bayda opaque. He has deep insights into the nature of mind that demonstrate his experienced understanding and diligent practice of Zen Buddhism. The book is certainly well organized; the author, like so many American Buddhists who emphasize meditation practice, has a keenly analytical mind. But it takes patience to follow his somewhat bare exposition. More stories and examples would help, although he does draw on his own life to illustrate difficulties. A more specific title would also signal more of the author's unique insights. The promise of greater joy, equanimity, clarity and compassion is worth sitting around for, however much patience it requires to read Bayda's book. That requirement is not a drawback; patience is a virtue in any religion, and a good flashlight for the Zen path. (July)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590307229
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/11/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 632,209
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Ezra Bayda teaches at Zen Center San Diego. He is also the author of Being Zen, At Home in the Muddy Water, Saying Yes to Life (Even the Hard Parts), and Zen Heart. For more information, visit www.zencentersandiego.org. 

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Table of Contents

What Is Our Life About? 1

Introduction Three Phases of Spiritual Practice 3

Pt. 1 The Me Phase of Practice

1 Detours from Reality 21

2 Inner Hindrances 29

3 Strategies of Control 43

4 The Pillars of Practice 53

5 Three Breaths Practice 67

Pt. 2 The Foundations of Being Awareness

6 Qualities of Awakening 75

7 The Three Most Essential Questions 91

8 The Art of Awareness 101

9 Three Point Awareness Meditation 111

10 Helpful Daily Life Practices 117

Pt. 3 Cultivating Being Kindness

11 Student-Teacher Relationship 127

12 Transforming Anger 139

13 The Things We Fear Most 153

14 Relationships and Love 163

15 Three Heart Meditations 179

App. 1 The Essential Reminders 193

App. 2 Basic Meditation Instructions 195

App. 3 The Three Vows 197

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    When life is really hard, here are the basic tools you need

    Zen Heart shares infinite wisdom in a very down-to-earth and accessible way. This book offers tools for those who are ready to do the work, to actually BE with life as it is, to BE with one's self, to BE with all things, including those which are most difficult. I am so grateful for this book and read it at a crucial and challenging time in life. I lost my mom to Cancer ten months ago. I was her primary caregiver for many months before she died and was intimately involved in her dying process. While my grief is still very intense much of the time, my overall feeling is joy and gratitude. There has been a giant shift in the way I relate to myself and the world because of all I've been through this year. There has been a deepening of my own spirituality. Zen Heart and my dad's guidance have been invaluable in helping me through it all.

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